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Chabrier, Mozart, Berlioz, et al / Thomas Beecham, Royal PO

Album Summary

>Chabrier, Emmanuel : Gwendoline, opera in 2 acts
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Div for Winds and Strings no 2 in D major, K 131
>Delius, Frederick : Brigg Fair - An English Rhapsody
>Debussy, Claude : L' Enfant prodigue, scène lyrique for voices & orchestra, L. 57
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Le rouet d'Omphale, Op. 31
>Berlioz, Hector : Les Troyens, opera, H. 133a
>Beecham, Thomas : Sir Thomas Beecham
>Massenet, Jules : La Vierge
>Chabrier, Emmanuel : España, rhapsody for orchestra, also arranged for 2 pianos
Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This is an excellent collection of Beecham live performances he did with the BBC. These are works Beecham referred to as "lollipops", which he used as encores in his concerts. The Mozart Divertimento is important as he never recorded more than just the minuet commercially.



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Works Details

>Chabrier, Emmanuel : Gwendoline, opera in 2 acts :: Overture
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 9 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1885

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Div for Winds and Strings no 2 in D major, K 131 :: I. Allegro
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1772

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Div for Winds and Strings no 2 in D major, K 131 :: II. Adagio
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1772

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Div for Winds and Strings no 2 in D major, K 131 :: VI. Adagio / VII.
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1772

>Delius, Frederick : Brigg Fair - An English Rhapsody
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 15 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1907

>Debussy, Claude : L' Enfant prodigue, scène lyrique for voices & orchestra, L. 57 :: Cortège et Air de danse
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1884

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Le rouet d'Omphale, Op. 31
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 9 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1872

>Berlioz, Hector : Les Troyens, opera, H. 133a :: Chasse royale et orage
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1858.
  • Running Time: 8 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1858

>Beecham, Thomas : Sir Thomas Beecham :: Introduction to Massenet's La Vierge (Speech)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 10/22/1956

>Massenet, Jules : La Vierge :: Le Dernier Sommeil de la vierge
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 4 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Beecham, Thomas : Sir Thomas Beecham :: Introduction to Chabrier's España (Speech)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 12/20/1955

>Chabrier, Emmanuel : España, rhapsody for orchestra, also arranged for 2 pianos
  • Conductor: Thomas Beecham
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1883.
  • Running Time: 6 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1883